2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 129 - Minors’ Disabilities; Judicial Emancipation of Minors
NRS 129.030 - Consent for examination and treatment.

NV Rev Stat § 129.030 (2013) What's This?

1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 450B.525, a minor may give consent for the services provided in subsection 2 for himself or herself or for his or her child, if the minor is:

(a) Living apart from his or her parents or legal guardian, with or without the consent of the parent, parents or legal guardian, and has so lived for a period of at least 4 months;

(b) Married or has been married;

(c) A mother, or has borne a child; or

(d) In a physician s judgment, in danger of suffering a serious health hazard if health care services are not provided.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and NRS 449.6942 and 450B.525, the consent of the parent or parents or the legal guardian of a minor is not necessary for a local or state health officer, board of health, licensed physician or public or private hospital to examine or provide treatment for any minor, included within the provisions of subsection 1, who understands the nature and purpose of the proposed examination or treatment and its probable outcome, and voluntarily requests it. The consent of the minor to examination or treatment pursuant to this subsection is not subject to disaffirmance because of minority.

3. A person who treats a minor pursuant to subsection 2 shall, before initiating treatment, make prudent and reasonable efforts to obtain the consent of the minor to communicate with his or her parent, parents or legal guardian, and shall make a note of such efforts in the record of the minor s care. If the person believes that such efforts would jeopardize treatment necessary to the minor s life or necessary to avoid a serious and immediate threat to the minor s health, the person may omit such efforts and note the reasons for the omission in the record.

4. A minor may not consent to his or her sterilization.

5. In the absence of negligence, no person providing services pursuant to subsection 2 is subject to civil or criminal liability for providing those services.

6. The parent, parents or legal guardian of a minor who receives services pursuant to subsection 2 are not liable for the payment for those services unless the parent, parents or legal guardian has consented to such health care services. The provisions of this subsection do not relieve a parent, parents or legal guardian from liability for payment for emergency services provided to a minor pursuant to NRS 129.040.

(Added to NRS by 1965, 170; A 1971, 1334; 1973, 25, 1521; 1975, 1475; 1977, 185; 1981, 1164; 2001, 820; 2013, 2293)

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